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2014 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville

Backstage Music visited the Pearl Drum booth (only one of the 500 displays we visited) at the 2014 NAMM Show in Nashville.  We saw a lot of new gear, and this video is just a tiny slice of the excitement of the Summer NAMM Show.


Fender Start, MIM, Gilmour Mods

Fender MIM Stratocaster, lots of Gilmour style modsJust put on the wall, here's a Fender Standard Strat, made in Mexico, that's very clean, with lots of cool mods.  The pickguard has been swapped out for a single-ply example, and the top is loaded with EMG pickups and EMG pre-amp (think "David Gilmour", and you've got it).   Add the Gilmour-style short trem arm, Fender locking tuners, a fresh set up, and new strings, and you've got a killer axe for $450.

Only one of these at this price. First-come, first-happy.

Kala U-Bass In Stock

Kala U Bass at Backstage Music, Starkville, MS

The Kala U-BASS is truly a ground breaking short scale bass that produces the same pitches as a standard bass instrument and is tuned in traditional bass tuning, E-A-D-G.

The U-BASS is strung with proprietary strings that incorporate a great bass feel with balanced tension. The U-BASS is a true pleasure to play, and the tone that these instruments produce is amazing.
Poplar body
Bolt-on Maple neck with rosewood fretboard
HIPSHOT licensed tuning machines
Rosewood nut
SHADOW active pickup system with volume control and 2-band EQ
Proprietary Polyurethane strings
U-Bass logo gig bag included

If you haven't tried the new Kala U Bass, you're in for a treat.  This red, solid-body U Bass plays great, sounds even better, and you can carry it in your back pocket.  Okay, well, not really, but it is pretty darn small and lightweight.

Come give it a test drive, and see what you think.

$449.00 plus tax, which includes the nice gig bag.

F-Body Mandolin Re-Do


One of our good customers dropped off this f-body mandolin last week.  Seems the mandolin had fret buzz, some other issues, and no pickup.  This afternoon, Tony showed off the refreshed mandolin, proving, once again, that he's much more than just a "guitar doctor".

Frets are now leveled and smoothed, plays like a dream, and it's now got that great Fishman bluegrass mandolin pickup installed.

Clean installations, great repairs, and happy customers keep our repair shops full (and keeps Tony pretty much fully occupied).


Free shipping on all guitars. No sales tax outside of Mississippi.


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